When you attend your first consultation (initial assessment), which will typically last 30 minutes to an hour, the chiropractor will take a detailed case history and carry out a physical examination. This will help the chiropractor determine a working diagnosis for your condition and a suitable course of treatment.
Before commencing with any treatment, the chiropractor will explain their recommended course of care, how it will improve your condition as well as any risks and possible side effects.
If the chiropractor does not believe that they can improve your condition or has concerns regarding other health conditions which you may have, they may refer you to another healthcare professional, such as your General Practitioner.
Your chiropractor cannot start any course of care until you have provided consent.